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Paula Williams Shamberg

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Shamberg Paula Williams Shamberg. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Paula Williams Shamberg, (1930-2017), age 86, on May 27, 2017. Paula was predeceased earlier this year by her loving husband of 44 years, Stuart R. Shamberg, who was a prominent Westchester County, New York land use attorney. She is survived by her three children, Mike (wife, Elizabeth) of Atherton, California, Tom (wife, Tracy) of New Canaan, Connecticut and Sarah Phillips of New York City; her sister, Donna W. Hurley (husband, Dr. James Hurley) of New York City; three stepchildren, Stephen Shamberg, Jane Saunders and Aaron Shamberg; eight grandchildren; two great grandsons; and two nieces. Paula was a great wife, mother, homemaker and matriarch of the family. Paula was born on November 7, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio to J.C. and Edith Williams. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1948 and broke family tradition to go to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where her first child Mike was born. Paula moved around a great deal after Cornell, following her then husband, William E. Phillips, as he deployed as a US Navy officer and pursued his career. Their first stop after the Navy and graduate school was Cincinnati, Ohio, where Tom and Sarah were born. The family then settled in Chappaqua, New York, where Paula co-founded the Second Story Bookstore. Paula also actively served on the Board of Directors of the Katonah Art Museum and was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and Archives of American Art. Paula had wisdom that those around her counted on and cherished throughout her life. Her generous heart and warm spirit made her home a welcome place for all and a congregating site for her family and children's friends. They found in her an understanding of their adolescence, a sharp sense of humor that always amazed, and a nature that always made them feel both at home and appreciated. Paula's sense of style and fine taste will also never be forgotten. A memorial service for Paula will be held in New York City at a time and date to be shortly announced by the family. Her ashes will be interned in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 4, 2017
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